Poland: EU Blue Card
The Blue Card will allow highly skilled third-country nationals to live and work in Poland, and ultimately acquire long-term residence rights in the European Union.
Poland has introduced its version of the European Union Blue Card, which allows highly skilled third-country nationals with a university degree or equivalent work experience to live and work in the country and ultimately acquire long-term EU residence rights. The Polish government began to accept Blue Card applications on June 12, though the processing of applications is delayed as officials finalize adjudication procedures.
Foreign nationals must be sponsored for a Blue Card by an employer. The Blue Card will be valid for the length of the beneficiary’s employment contract or two years, whichever is shorter. Dependent family members will be issued residence permits that can be renewed for the duration of the principal’s Blue Card. After living and working in Poland for a minimum 18 months, Blue Card holders can move to another EU country with their family members.
Foreign nationals who have held another EU country’s Blue Card for at least 18 months may also enter Poland without a visa and may automatically qualify for the Polish version of the Blue Card.
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